Graduation Information


MTSU Fall 2016 Commencement Ceremonies


Saturday, Dec. 10, 2016


  • 9 a.m. — Commencement ceremony for students in the College of Graduate Studies, including all master’s, education specialist and doctoral degree candidates; College of Basic and Applied Sciences; the Jennings A. Jones College of Business; and the College of Education.
  • 2 p.m. — Commencement ceremony for students in the College of Behavioral and Health Sciences, the College of Liberal Arts, the College of Media and Entertainment, and the University College.
Guest Speakers: TBA
Location: Murphy Center, Monte Hale Arena.

Hale Arena is located inside the Charles M. Murphy Athletic Center on the northwest side of the MTSU campus. Maps and driving directions are available here. You can find a printable diagram of seating at Murphy Center here.

Special note: Middle Tennessee Boulevard is under construction now through fall 2018. Please plan for traffic delays and use the north (Greenland Drive), south (East Main and Baird Lane) and west (Rutherford Boulevard) campus entrances/exits to ease traffic congestion.

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Graduation Details 

Detailed information for undergraduate students about fall 2016 commencement, including deadlines, attendance, caps and gowns, ceremony DVD purchases, access for guests with disabilities, and more, will be available here. Details for graduate students on fall 2016 commencement will be available here.

A final list of all graduates will be available early in the semester following commencement on this page.

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Commencement Photo Information

GradImages of Tallahassee, Fla., is the official photographer for MTSU commencement ceremonies. The company contacts all graduating students via email with information on commencement photo proofs, prices, etc. For information on commencement photos, visit www.gradimages.com or call 800-261-2576.


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